My taste-buds went on so many adventures today!
For breakfast I made some overnight oats once again. I just love the fresh taste and it’s just a great way to start the day. I had my oats with a spoonful of peanut butter.
The oats had a friend this morning. A slice of the arequipe filled banana bread and coconut oil smothered on top.
So I froze a banana for the overnight oats and let it thaw out in the fridge and this is what happened!
Okay okay so I’m going to rewind a bit. Let’s go back to yesterday afternoon shall we? Yesterday I was browsing through recipes looking for “the one.” We had gotten a crapload of bananas that were on sale for 79 cents. I found a banana bread recipe on VeggieGirl. I changed it up a bit though. Instead of using canola oil I used a combination of avocado oil and almond oil. I think next time I’ll just use almond oil though. I also added something special to the recipe! I added a thin layer of arequipe (the Colombian version of dulce de leche) inside of the bread. This was definitely a good call! I’m going to called this recipe Arequipe filled Banana Bread. The family and I decided to give it a try when it was time for The Real Housewives of New York Reunion. Those women are really entertaining, really!
Some Arequipe filled Banana Bread lovin’! I cut up a pear to go along with the bread. My parents just got sample sizes since that’s all they wanted. My mom asked me to pack her 2 for work the next day. Then she made puppy eyes at me to give her a bite of mine. Ha!
Arequipe filled Banana Bread
3 overripe bananas
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/8 cup almond oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons molasses
2 cups flour (I used WW)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Nondairy “milk” of choice, added to the batter as needed (I used soymilk)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly coat a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mash the three bananas. Then, mix in the applesauce, almond oil, sugar, and molasses. Mix well.
- In the same bowl, add in the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. As the mixture starts to thicken up/combine, add as much nondairy “milk” as you need (but not too much) so you can still stir the batter.
- Pour 1/2 of the mixture into the loaf pan. Then spread the arequipe over that layer. You can decide how thick or thin you want the layer to be. Once you do that, then pour in the rest of the mixture.
- Bake for about 45 minutes
Let’s fast forward now. Where were we? Aha!
I made another recipe from a fellow blogger. I made Gena’s Almond and Black Sesame Seed Spread. Since I didn’t have enough almonds on hand I used pecans instead. I was a little hesitant, but it turned it yummy.
I spread it on some crackers and carrots. Very very delicious!
I also made red cabbage in mango chutney and unsweetened shredded coconut on top served over noodles.
The noodles started to turn blue and so did my tongue!
And look at what I finally got ahold of! I’ve been looking for these babies every time I go to the grocery store.
I have obviously been searching for way too long! Girl, get ahold of yourself. I had these as a dessert with my dinner. They were so good! Better than the cardboard box I ate through to get to one of these minis. It definitely tasted like your classic ice cream sandwich. Usually I find that mock products are off on taste, such as Tofutti cream cheese. These, however, were indeed “so delicious“. I just looked at the website and they have a coconut and banana split sandwiches but made with coconut milk! Oh my gosh and a neapolitan one too! Turtle Mountain rules! I have a feeling I will never find these though. Maybe I can ask the discount health-food store around here that they should really look into expanding their err… Turtle Mountain products horizon!
I went all out for dinner tonight. We had it outside and it was so nice. I’m going to post about it tomorrow though. I can’t give it all up in one post ya know! It’s like a soap opera – cutting off right when it’s getting super juicy.
I’ll leave you guys with these things though.
GoodBelly wishes you a good night!
What’s your favorite ice cream?